Saturday, 12 April 2014

Smart Citizen I was watching the CISCO Internet of things that is being presented in Melbourne today, one thing that interested me was, Smart Citizen.

Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of the people in the cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive open indicators and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.

The Smart Citizen project is based on geolocation, Internet and free hardware and software for data collection and sharing ( Smart Citizen Kit - SCK , RESTful api, Mobile App and, the web community

Now the reason I am interested in this is around the idea of sensing. There is a project in Christchurch that is looking at sensing city., this was presented to us last year at the Christchurch Mashup. Now the idea is simple enough.

One of these has now been ordered and we look for a place to install it at school.

Some interesting stuff here. I like what the author refers to the citizens

The Smart Citizen project is what Living Cities and OpenPlans call Civic Tech.  They define “civic tech” as the use of technology by cities for service provision, civic engagement, and data analysis to inform decision making. Civic Tech has the potential to transform cities and the lives of their low- income residents. They’ve published a report about their field scan, where you can learn more about it.
This come through the CISCO Live event from Melbourne.

This has started off a number of ideas, one of these includes a STEM event 8-10th October at CPIT, where students can look at the theme Air.

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